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[Southern California Restaurant Parking Lot, late 1950s.] (1950s)

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Southern California Restaurant Parking Lot, late 1950s.

This movie is part of the collection: 35mm Stock Footage

Audio/Visual: Si, color
Keywords: California (Southern California); Automobiles (Parking lots); Restaurants

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Reviewer: JPS_Prod - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 30, 2012
Subject: Process Footage
A little glimpse into the movie making world. Seen in clip from the film "Strangers We Meet"(1960) projected behind Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak. See link:
Reviewer: The Bridge - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 22, 2012
Subject: The cars
The cars are: On the left, 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon (White), next to it is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird (Kind of grey), on the right a nice 1957 Ford Fairlane (Blue and White). I sure can't figure out the location, although as someone mentioned the Albatross Restaurant, it sure does have a white A l and what looks like a b on the red sign. Watching the cars that go by, I would place the year of this film at 1959 or 1960.
Reviewer: johnnyyuma1958 - - March 30, 2012
Subject: Strangers When We Meet
This does appear to be The Albatross Hotel Restaurant. An overhead view of the place can be seen here:
Reviewer: Donfield - - March 23, 2012
Subject: Aspect Ratio incorrect
As previous commenter notes, aspect is wrong. I'm applying no rating though, as this post is only to add a possible clue of origin.

Slate seen briefly at the beginning shows the names Quine and Lang.

According to IMDB, Richard Quine was a film and television director/producer active between 1948 and 1980. During the late 1950s, he worked with cinematographer Charles Lang on The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956, aspect 1.66:1), Strangers When We Meet (1960, aspect 2.35:1), and two more films in 1964 (Paris When it Sizzles, Sex and the Single Girl).

This might be from Strangers When We Meet.
Reviewer: tterrace - 1.00 out of 5 stars - March 19, 2012
Subject: Aspect ratio
This is coming through to me with the aspect ratio screwed up; it appears to have been shot in Cinemascope, approx 2.35:1, but it's only stretched to what looks like 1.85:1, leaving everything squished horizontally. This is via both Flash and html5 viewers online, in two different browsers, as well as the 720p download.


00:00 Slate
Daytime static process plate looking out from restaurant parking lot to parking lot entrance. Three late-1950s automobiles visible in lot. Traffic visible in background. Southern California-type mountainside visible in background.

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